Police in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State say they are considering pressing charges against a man in Aweil after his son took his his own life this week.
The body of Magar Deng Buola, 22, was found by some members of the community in the nearby forest, dangling from a tree, on Thursday this week.
A solider under the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces, Magar was a father of two-month-old baby boy, the police spokesperson in Aweil says.
Since the birth of his child, Magar reportedly always quarreled with his father, who kept advising him to change his boyish ways and be a responsible father and husband.
“He talked to him about the child, that it was his responsibility to provide them with food; and that caused the disagreement, which made him commit suicide,” Capt Guot Guot told Akol Yam on Friday.
For his part, his father Deng Buola confirmed the possible cause of the suicide, saying he had just stopped Magar from selling a piece of land he had bought him.
“I asked what he wanted to do with the land proceeds and he said he would spend it on food and clothes for his child and wife. But I rejected the request and told him to look for a job,” Deng explained.
After the investigation, Capt Guot said the police would be advised by the prosecutor’s office whether or not to press charges against Deng for having possibly contributed to the death of the young man.
According to the new salary structure, a private in the army receives about 3,728 South Sudanese Pounds, roughly $4.